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Weiss, Markus


Company G

Born: September 1846 (Caban, Hungary)

Died: November 15, 1879 (Fort Meade, Dakota)

Grave location: Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, Sturgis, South Dakota

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.138 W103 28.600

His second enlistment was on February 27, 1876, at Shreveport, Louisiana by Lt. Donald McIntosh. The Descriptive List and Records File has Special Order Number 135, Depot General Recruiting Service, August 1, 1867, in which the name of Private Marcus Weis, Company G, 7th Cavalry appears on a list of deserters being returned to their units. He had grey eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5’8” in height.  He died as a result of a fractured skull after a cave-in while constructing a guardhouse and stable at Fort Meade.

Headstone for Markus Weiss at the Post Cemetery - Fort Meade - Sturgis, South Dakota

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